Grant History

The Community Foundation staff dedicates most of each week engaging with donors, service providers and residents of Tompkins County to identify assets, challenges, and ways to improve the quality of life for all in our beloved community.

Family Reading Partnership

Awarded Grants

In our 23rd year with more than $24.4 million in 6,048 grants,  the Community Foundation is the leading public grant maker in Tompkins County. Grants from the Foundation’s endowment and other charitable resources donated by many generous people address emerging concerns and critical, unresolved problems  identified by the community.

2021 Grantees and Programs

COVID-19 Response Fund Grantees

2020 Grantees & Programs

2019 Grantees & Programs

2019 Grantees Map by Program Areas

Every grant represents the current philanthropic goals and interests of our donors, as well as the priorities and strategies of the Community Foundation Board of Directors.  We gain information from nonprofit leaders and residents who live or work here. Also we hold bi-weekly meetings with the Tompkins County Funders group (local public and private grant makers). Our grants are informed by many communication methods.

The Community Foundation serves as a repository for permanent gifts, no matter how great or small, from all who have lived or worked in — and care about — Tompkins County.

 

Grants Review

January 1-March 31, 2023 – Current Year (updated quarterly*)

2023 Grants & Programs thru 1Q23 <CLICK HERE next report by April 2023

Community Foundation Grants % Of $ $ Area Amount # Of Grants % Of # Of Grants
Arts & Culture % $ %
Community Building % $ %
Education % $ %
Environment/Sustainability % $ %
Health & Human Services % $ %
Total (All Areas) $
 *next report scheduled for April 2023

2022 – Most Recently Completed Fiscal Year

2022 Grantees and Programs <CLICK HERE (coming soon)

Community Foundation Grants % Of $ $ Area Amount # Of Grants % Of # Of Grants
Arts & Culture 20% $534,323 149 21%
Community Building 29% $778,864 185 26%
Education 8% $210,414 75 10%
Environment/Sustainability 5% $135,558 43 6%
Health & Human Services 38% $1,026,933 261 37%
Total (All Areas) $2,686,092 713

2000-2022 — From Inception through Most Recently Completed Fiscal Year

Community Foundation Grants % Of $ $ Area Amount # Of Grants % Of # Of Grants
Arts & Culture 20% $4,840,466 1,397 23%
Community Building 30% $7,246,494 1,444 24%
Education 10% $2,526,724 714 12%
Environment/Sustainability 6% $1,478,596 342 6%
Health & Human Services 34% $8,368,010 2,151 35%
Total (All Areas) $24,460,290 6,048
quote Community Foundation Donor Advisor

I just kept combining things to have to deal with fewer funds, so management was easier.